Royal St George’s versus Roissy International, what a paradox in golf!

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As golf paradoxes or extremes go, I could not have experienced more opposite courses back to back in one week. The legendary course of Royal St George’s in Sandwich Bay, Great Britain, thirty minutes away from the tunnel, and a new one inaugurated in September 2020, Roissy International, next to the landing strips of CDG airport. I won’t bother to … Read More

Tara Iti versus Royal Melbourne, what a beautiful dilemna!

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Rated n° 2 and n°4 I note world outside the US by Golf Digest, these two courses are completely different in design and yet have in common a high quality of greens and fairways. I was very lucky to be invited by Chris Sadler, a member of both courses in NZ and in Australia, to play them on my trip … Read More

Touring around Bordeaux vineyards is very uplifting!

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    For a few years, I had wanted to try the new golf course of Grand Saint-Emilionnais, designed by Tom Doak  for the Mourgue d’Algue, a famous family of golf champions. Gaëtan used to run the Lancôme Trophy, one of the most memorable French Professional golf tournaments and his wife Cecilia and daughter Crystel were both great amateur players. Late … Read More

Lunch outside at Golf Paris Longchamp

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I already told you last May about Nathalie Jeanson, the great French Pro, who took over the management of Golf Paris Longchamp, the golf practice in the Bois de Boulogne. Well, I went recently to check out the changes and had lunch at Le Restaurant du Golf, which opens all day and serves lunch but no dinner. My first surprise … Read More

A golf family saga and the victory of youth!

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I know most of you are totally uninterested in golf matters but what happened this week end at Morfontaine golf club near Paris, is such a lovely family saga that I have to tell you about it! A father, Antoine Delon, a 15 year old daughter Valentine and her younger brother Vladimir, 12, have all won the Club’s championship in … Read More